For Immediate Release
Pasadena, CA: KPCC Radio (NPR) offered the new UCLA pro-vivisection group Pro-Test, headed by David Jentsch, a chance to publicly air their views in a debate format with Dr. Jerry Vlasak, a practicing physician and press officer with the North American Animal Liberation Press Office. Vlasak eagerly accepted the challenge to appear in the studio Tuesday morning at 10:30, but Jentsch declined the offer; similar requests to debate the scientific validity and ethical consequences of their outdated, scientifically fraudulent, and cruel practices experimenting on non-human animals have been refused for years by other UCLA faculty.
Earlier this week, Jentsch, who addicts non-human primates to PCP and methamphetamines before killing them, announced his formation of Pro-Test UCLA, a group of faculty and administrators who had apparently intended to defend the university’s ongoing practice of killing animals. None of the supporters of animal experimentation have provided specific evidence their research will ever effectively treat human disease, nor have they previously been willing to discuss or consider the use of more modern research techniques that no longer involve killing animals.
Contacted at Americans For Medical Advancement, Dr. Ray Greek, an anesthesiologist and outspoken critic of animal experimentation solely on the grounds of its scientific inefficacy, states “I, too, am more than willing to participate in a debate on the science behind using animals to predict human response to disease and drugs. A debate about the ethics of animal experimentation will be more informed if the science is clear before-hand. I look forward to a conversation based on science and reason if UCLA Pro-Test advocates have a capable representative and are willing to publicly state their position.”
North American Animal Liberation Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD, stated Monday after learning of Jentsch’s refusal to appear at KPCC Radio: “I relish the opportunity to debate not only the lack of scientific merit to animal experimentation, but I am also looking forward to explaining and defending the tactics used to stop animal abusers at UCLA. After years of polite offers to debate and negotiate, UCLA’s obstinacy has forced activists to pursue more effective means of halting animal experimentation. UCLA have no one to blame but themselves and their greed, as some faculty continue to ignore modern research techniques and waste research funding on animal experimentation.”